Ross sixth graders have organized the Spring Closet Clean-Out drive to benefit local Head Start classrooms in Bridgehampton. Ross School families are encouraged to donate clothing and household items at the Lower School from March 25 to 31.
There are currently 52 students enrolled in the Head Start preschool class who receive daily meals and early learning instruction, and there are dozens on a waiting list. Head Start hopes to provide the children with a healthy foundation so they can begin kindergarten prepared for a great start to their education.
The participants in the program are from local families whose income is below the national poverty level. Families are in need of many everyday items, including clothing in all sizes from infant to adult, pajamas, shoes, boots, and linens. Art supplies, classroom supplies, books, and puzzles are also needed for classrooms.
Sixth graders will be available at morning drop-off and afternoon pickup to help unload your donations. “The students are always looking for ways to make the lives and learning experience a bit better for their extended community. It’s wonderful to see their enthusiasm, and we look forward to delivering the donations to Head Start in April,” said sixth grade teacher Deborah Minutello-Bartlett.